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Value of Trust: The Danger of Betrayal - A Case Study Approach to Business Gone Bad

NCJ Number
Security Journal Volume: 26 Issue: 2 Dated: April 2013 Pages: 125-141
Douglas M. Watson; Dilay M. Watson
Date Published
April 2013
17 pages
This article discusses the attribute of trust in business.
Trust is a concept that is touted by business as essential; a stalwart foundation for business ethics and integrity, reputed to build consumer confidence. But is that really so? By examining case histories of fraud and corruption, a pattern emerges that supports the idea that most businesses and businesspeople espouse trust as a valued concept, but when economic reality or other interests kick in, it may be that betrayal is just as strong a driver as is trust or trustworthiness. (Published Abstract)


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